Children's Programs

 

TODAY'S EVENT: STORY TIME & ART WITH BRIAN WRAY

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SUMMER READING 2020!

 

 

Summer Reading: How It Works!

✯ Register anytime between June 13 & July 8 and keep track of
     the books or minutes you read this summer on your Reading Log.

✯ Register online (paper copies available upon request).

✯ Download your Reading Log or get one at curbside pickup in Montpelier
     or member towns.

✯ Books that are read to you can be counted, too!

✯ Turn in your Reading Log by August 28.

✯ Come to the library in August for a certificate and prizes.

Thanks to Bear Pond Books and Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks

for books and creemees!

A NOTE TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS

 

Most of our Summer Reading programming will be

presented online this year.

All live programs will require preregistration to ensure proper social distancing in accordance with state safety regulations.

Please respect these measures to help us make
Summer Reading fun and safe for the children we love!

image courtesy of Scott Lovelette

VIRTUAL SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

 Summer Story Times with Miss Meliss

  • Story Times for Preschoolers

    • June, July, & August | Tuesdays, 10:30 am

    • Recommended for ages 2-4.

  • Story Times for Young Readers

    • June, July, & August | Thursdays, 10:30 am

    • Recommended for ages 5-9.

 

✯ PLEASE NOTE: Beginning July 1, we can no longer archive our story times. You can watch them anytime on the day they are posted and then they will be removed. 

CLICK HERE FOR KHL'S FACEBOOK LIVE

Picture Book Friday with Carmen Agra Deedy

     June, July, August | Fridays, 12:00 pm

  • Carmen is the 2020 Reading Champion for the Collaborative Summer Learning Program. Join this award winning author and storyteller every Friday when she reads her favorite chapter books and picture books, including her own!
    Recommended for ages 3-11.

CLICK HERE FOR CARMEN'S FACEBOOK LIVE

Night Kitchen—Saturday, June 27 | 2:30 pm

  • Rock out with Night Kitchen! A Summer Reading tradition goes digital. Kick off the summer fun at a sing-along with Night Kitchen, our own local band that plays kid-friendly rock'n'roll.
    Fun for the whole family.

CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO PERFORMANCE

 

~ July ~

Author Brian Wray—Thursday, July 9 | 10:30 am

  • One of our local authors reads aloud his picture books Unraveling Rose and
    Max’s Box: Letting Go of Negative Feelings. He will also teach you how to draw a character using simple shapes, so have paper and pencil or crayons handy!
    Recommended for ages 5+.

CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO STORY TIME

STEAM Powered Fun

     July 8 to August 26 | Wednesdays, 10:30 am 

  • Make marble roller coasters, fairy houses, magic beans, and more. 
    Recommended for ages 6+.

CLICK HERE FOR CRAFT INSTRUCTION VIDEOS

Harry Potter Birthday Party—Thursday, July 30 | 10:30 am

  • Celebrate “The Boy Who Lived” with quill and wand making, and a potion concocting workshop in this summer tradition at KHL.
    Recommended for ages 5+.

CLICK HERE FOR KHL'S FACEBOOK LIVE

Imaginary Portrait Gallery—July & August

  • If you could be a character in a story, what would you look like?
    Submit your artwork and we’ll create a gallery of your characters in the Library windows and online. Draw, paint, take a photo, sculpt, do collage—the only limit is your imagination!

  • Recommended for all ages.

SUMBIT ARTWORK

~ August ~

VINS Raptor Encounters—Thursday, August 6 | 10:30 am

  • See falcons, hawks, and owls! Learn how to identify them, what they hunt, and how they fit into the larger ecosystem. Thanks to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science’s Nature Center for this program.
    Recommended for ages 5+.

PREREGISTER HERE

LIVE COMMUNITY STORYTELLING PROGRAMS

 

We are grateful to our member towns that support us, 

so we’re bringing Summer Reading to you this year! 

Please remember to preregister! Limited to 25 people total.

 

Storytelling with Miss Meliss

  • You can rescue a peddler’s caps from some mischievous monkeys, concoct gourmet stone soup, and learn how to trick a leprechaun out of his pot of gold with storyteller Meliss Bunce.
    Just turn on your imagination and let her tales tickle your funny bone.

 

JULY REGISTRATION               AUGUST REGISTRATION

 

  • Montpelier: Library Lawn & Hubbard Park

    • Thursday, July 2  |  10:30 am & Thursday, August 6 | 4 pm

  • Calais: Maple Corner Store

    • Tuesday, July 7 & Tuesday, August 11 | 12 pm

  • Middlesex: Behind Red Hen Bakery

    • Thursday, July 9 & Thursday, August 13 | 4 pm

  • Adamant: The Co-o

    • Tuesday, July 14 & Tuesday, August 18 | 4 pm

      • Rain dates: 7/21 and 8/25

  • East Montpelier: Old Meeting House

    • Wednesday, July 15 & Wednesday, August 19 | 10 am​

  • Worcester: Behind Town Hall at Ladd field

    • Wednesday, July 15 & Wednesday, August 19 | 12 pm

      • Rain dates: 7/22 and 8/26.

      • Call Karen Hoskey at 552-7494 for rain date info only

 

The Violin Family: Book Reading & Music with Melissa Perley

  • Cellist Melissa Perley and her friends share the many voices of stringed instruments, and then Melissa reads her new book, The Violin Family. The family loves playing together, but Violet the violin is injured in a fall. Will they ever be able to make sweet music again?
    Recommended for ages 5+.

PREREGISTER HERE

  • Adamant: The Co-op
    • Wednesday, July 22 | 1:30 pm

  • Montpelier: Library Lawn

    • Thursday, July 23  |  10:30 am​

  • Calais: Maple Corner Store

    • Tuesday, July 28 | 12 pm

  • Worcester: Behind Town Hall at Ladd field

    • Wednesday, July 29 | 12 pm

  • Middlesex: Behind Red Hen Bakery

    • Tuesday, August 4 | 10 am

PROGRAMS FOR OLDER KIDS & TEENS
 

Imaginary Portrait Gallery (see above for description)

Digital Escape Room—Saturday, August 1

  • Try to escape from a digital world of Fairy Tales. You think you know these stories? Do you know them well enough to find your way out?
    Contact Nicole Westbom for more information. 

CLICK HERE TO CONTACT NICOLE

Shakespeare Camp—A Midsummer’s Night Dream

  • Camp will be taking a different format this summer. Details will be released as we figure out the new configuration for a small group, socially distant Shakespeare experience.
    Contact Nicole Westbom for more information.

CLICK HERE TO CONTACT NICOLE